Friday, January 30, 2015

Cool Colors, Snowflakes, Journal Paintings, and Penguins

During January, our five year old Primary students created water color, winter skies using blues, greens, and purples. They finished their color field paintings with printed snowflakes and learned that snowflakes can be identified with a variety of basic shapes including Hexagonal Plates, Hexagonal Columns, Needles, and Irregular crystals.
Inspired by Elise Engler’s journal paintings of her trip to Antarctica, Lower Elementary students created watercolor paintings of the continent overlaid with detailed drawings of the items they would pack for a trip to the South Pole.
Upper Elementary students explored form and used balloons as armatures to create papier mache sculptures of Antarctic penguins. These pieces are still in progress.